I have found cyberspace — 15 Comments

  1. I screamed into the microphone several times, particularly towards the end when Doctr Don went off. Are you telling me you heard nothing?

  2. Not a whisper. I felt really bad about that. And lonely.


    I felt like a cat amongst the wolves sometimes, and I needed help!

  3. Grandad,

    Cat amongst the wolves? Considering you’ve exposed Tibbles to the world, I’d be more worried about the poor wolves 🙂

  4. Unfortunately Tiddles [and get his name right – he’s touchy about that] doesn’t travel very well in cyberspace. He gets cybersick which is like seasickness only a lot worse.

  5. I’m sorry to hear you felt uncomfortable. Though I also felt there were some odd bits to the conversation yesterday. Hopefully Jefferson will edit them. He does a very good job of doing that.
    I enjoy having you or Dario(hopefully both in the future) on the show with us. You guys give a different perspective and that is a good thing. We are also trying to get a guy from New Zealand on as well. Maybe in the future we can figure out how to make it a video conference call.
    So please don’t feel like a European representative but instead I hope you can feel like Grandad instead. so how is Tibbles doing?

  6. TIDDLES!! Not Tibbles. That really p*sses him off [and that’s not a pretty sight].

    Actually the thing that made me most uncomfortable was the feeling that Dario was cut out. I have this bad feeling that I would start to speak when he was talking, without realising he was there.

    Video? Forget it. I don’t want to be seen setting fire to my microphone while trying to light my pipe.

    And I do feel like a Grandad. Very much so, today.

    Incidentally, if there is a next time, how about a bit earlier? Herself was not best pleased!! If we recorded at nine in the morning? You lot would have to get up at four, but that’s your tough sh*t. And if you bring New Zealanders into it, we are going to have GREAT fun picking a time.

  7. Would you believe at one stage I actually began singing Sweet Home Alabama in the hopes that you would hear me?

    I heard everything – there were a lot of monologues – but clearly you didn’t hear me. And I was just starting to like that microphone …

  8. And in relation to your comment on my post earlier, in case you don’t check back, there will be Civility Enforced badges on the blogs that subscribe to the BCC.

    Much as it kills me to refer to this word, but they look so gay.

  9. Assume you will let us know when and where we can hear your lovely tones?

  10. I too am sorry that you felt like a cat amongst a pack of wolves. I remember the first time I talked to someone on Skype. It was for a radio show, and I was so anxious that I could barely utter a whisper.

    It is my job to keep people from talking over other guest on the show, but I wasn’t doing a grand job on Saturday. But, I hope to have some sort of system worked out by next week. Perhaps, I could run an electrical probe to Brian’s house, and shock him every time he doesn’t shut up. Of course, I’d have to do the same to Dr. Don. 🙂

    I hope that we can get the audio problems worked out by next week. I spent quite a lot of time Sunday, polishing the show up. It is ready, when you get time to listen to it.

    I genuinely appreciate you, Dario, Dr. Don, and Brian for being on the show. I hope that you’ll join us in cyberspace again next week.

    Thanks Grandad.

  11. @Flirty – My dulcet tones can now be heard on-line. I have added the link to the main post at the bottom.

    @Jefferson – That was a tongue-in-cheek remark. You all made me feel very welcome. I suppose what I meant was I felt a bit strange surrounded by all those American voices! It was a very interesting and enlightening experience. My respect for the “ordinary” American goes up another couple of notches.

  12. Grandad,

    I listened to the podcast and I think you held up your end very well.

    When they spoke of Don Imus and Reverend Sharpton,etc. no one could expect you to know about these happenings that are so unimportant they would never make International news. When the subject turned to more general topics, you had interesting points to make.

    As they used to say in the Cagney, Bogart films

  13. Aw! Thanks Nancy.

    I had a quick read-up before the show so I knew a little. But it certainly wasn’t on the news over here!

    And as someone else said

    “You have warmed the cockles of my heart !!!”

  14. You might like Jajah better than Skype.

    With Jajah, calls to other people on Jajah are free.

    But even if you pay it’s verry cheap.

    The difference betwen Jajah and Skype is that on the former you use your own landline or cellphone and do not talk thru the PC.

  15. Thanks, Henry.

    In fact I have no problems with Skype, and like Jajah, the calls are free [two hours onto the US – boy!! What would that cost on a landline??!!].

    If Dario reads this he might be interested though?

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